Pocillopora damicornis Linnaeus 1758 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae

Alternative combination: Millepora damicornis

Synonyms: Pocillopora brevicornis Lamarck 1816, Pocillopora bulbosa Ehrenberg 1834, Pocillopora caespitosa Dana 1846, Pocillopora favosa Ehrenberg 1834

Belongs to Pocillopora according to Veron and Pichon 1976

See also Montanaro Gallitelli 1973, Sheppard 1987, Umbgrove 1924 and Veron and Pichon 1976

Sister taxa: Pocillopora arnoldi, Pocillopora baracoaensis, Pocillopora capitata, Pocillopora crassoramosa, Pocillopora elegans, Pocillopora eydouxi, Pocillopora guadalupensis, Pocillopora guantanamensis, Pocillopora informis, Pocillopora jenkinsi, Pocillopora ligulata, Pocillopora maddenensis, Pocillopora madreporacea, Pocillopora palmata, Pocillopora verrucosa, Pocillopora woodjonesi

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (12 collections), Costa Rica (2), Egypt (7), Guam (2), India (1), Japan (7), Madagascar (1), Mauritius (4), Mexico (4), New Caledonia (3), New Zealand (1), Pakistan (2), Palau (1), Panama (5), Pitcairn (1), Saudi Arabia (3), United States (1: Hawaii)

• Pliocene of French Polynesia (1), Indonesia (2), Papua New Guinea (1)

• Miocene of the Marshall Islands (4)

• Eocene of the Marshall Islands (1)

Total: 66 collections each including a single occurrence

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